Dreamy and Scrumptious Coconut Poke Cake


This Coconut Poke Cake is a coconut lovers dream! Smooth, tender cake, with a candy coconut glaze, and topped with fluffy, whipped coconut frosting is straightforward to make and completely scrumptious!

This recipe is in partnership with my associates at Imperial Sugar. CLICK HERE FULL and PRINTABLE RECIPE!

Slice of Coconut Poke Cake on a plate topped with whipped frosting

Coconut Poke Cake Is So Dreamy!

This Coconut Poke Cake is an absolute favourite! The moist cake is topped with a candy combination of Cream of Coconut and Sweetened Condensed Milk and frosted with probably the most unbelievably fluffy whipped frosting!

The feel of this cake is so much like a Tres Leches Cake, however not fairly as moist. It’s each fluffy and light-weight, whereas nonetheless staying extremely moist.

What Is A Poke Cake?

A poke cake is a sheet-style cake baked in a 9×13 baking pan that you simply actually poke holes into after it’s baked after which pour a filling on high to fill the holes. On this recipe I take advantage of a fork to poke the holes as a result of the filling/glaze is skinny sufficient that the small holes of a fork will work completely with out creating mushy bits.

When you make a thicker filling like in my Chocolate Poke Cake, you have to to poke bigger holes, utilizing the again of a picket spoon, as that could be a a lot thicker combination. Quite a lot of poke muffins use a pudding-type filling that works nice for the bigger holes as nicely. However like I stated, this can be a thinner, extra glaze-style topping, so small holes are nice!

Cake Substances:

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  • 1 field white cake combine + elements on the field
  • coconut extract
  • flaked coconut
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • Cream of Coconut
Cake with holes poked in and glaze on top

Frosting Substances:

  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • heavy whipping cream
  • coconut extract
  • flaked coconut
Fluffy Whipped Frosting

Different Variations:

This recipe might be performed round with if you need to get artistic! Listed here are a couple of concepts:

  • Swap out the frosting for a much less candy possibility like whipped cream or Cool Whip.
  • High this with chocolate frosting and sliced almonds to make an Almond Pleasure Poke Cake!
  • Attempt garnishing this with completely different sorts of fruit! Coconut pairs very well with so many berries!
  • Flip this right into a Pina Colada Poke Cake by topping it with crushed pineapple earlier than you frost it!
Poke cake being frosted with whipped topping

How To Retailer This Coconut Poke Cake?

This cake will must be saved within the fridge. If you want to serve it proper after you make it, it will likely be positive at room temperature, however the longer this cake sits, the extra moist it is going to develop into, so I like to relax it within the fridge for at the very least 2 hours earlier than serving, so the cake has time to take in all of the scrumptious coconut glaze!

Coconut Poke Cake on a plate

Can You Make This In Advance?

Sure, completely! This can be a nice cake to make a day upfront when you’re entertaining. Plus, it’s made in a 9×13 pan which is straightforward to retailer in your fridge!

And once more, be sure that to take a look at the FULL recipe over at Imperial Sugar!

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Make sure that to strive my favourite Coconut Cake recipe too when you’re on the lookout for a traditional layer cake! It’s the very best!

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